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Gear Details: Backpacks

Koa 55

Manufacturer: Mountain Hardwear

SKU: OU3093

Product Details:
Product Year2009
For Women:
Frame Type:internal
Load Type:hybrid
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches):3350
Expandable Capacity (min): cu. in.
Expandable Capacity (max): cu. in.
Sizes Available:2
Smallest Size (Torso Length):17.5
Largest Size (Torso Length):22
Features:Hydration sleeve (no bladder included), Shove-it (or shovel) pocket, Water bottle holsters
Weight (lbs, oz): 3,10
Price:$190
SoftEdge Shoulder Straps. FL Suspension combines Flow-though ventilation with effective Load transfer abilities and maintains smooth contact surfaces and transitions for long-term comfort. Trapezoidal lumbar pad shape allows back of hipbelt to wrap hips better. Lower sleeping bag compartment with zip access (no divider). Tensioned smooth mesh backpanel allows airflow while volume profile is designed to accommodate bulky items (e.g. bear canisters). For experienced backpackers who have modern, lightweight kits and take weekend to week-long trips, weekend backpackers who may still have some bulky gear but keep it as simple and tight as possible, thru-hikers on any of the big trails, trekkers and travelers who are carrying a sleeping bag, and traveling trekkers who want a technical pack for comfort on long hikes.

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